Most Difficult School Grades

The Top Ten

1 11th grade

11th grade has to be the hardest grade because it is what determines your class rank when you graduate and your ACT and SAT scores start to become recognized, as well as colleges looking at your grades before admission. This makes 11th grade harder than 12th because generally by 12th grade, you should have already gotten into the college you wanted to.

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"

This grade determines whether you are meant to be a college student or work in a skilled trade field. Your grades are the most crucial in this year and you have to do well on the SAT/ACT exams along with trying to stand out from the crowd with your extracurricular activities.

This is the hardest grade

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2 7th grade

I still have this scary thought I was pissed at my teacher for making me cry so I made up a mystery story with her and 2 other teachers as the suspects the mystery is who influenced me 2 commit suicide for the millionth time and have the glory of finally succeeding one of my favorite teachers was the criminal and got executed at the end of the story I made the mistake of telling a friend in a whisper I told her not 2 tell anyone but somehow my teacher found out and thought I wanted to kill her I threatened 2 commit suicide 4 real she said not to and we forgave each ither but I never forgave myself and never trusted that friend 2 keep a secret - Ihateschool

I'm in 7th grade 7 and it is pretty stressful and probably harder than any grade in elementary school because highschool looks at these grade. It is also probably harder than grade 8 because grade 8 is all about finding high schools and grad, it is still hard I bet but grade 7 is probably more stressful and hard because of what I mentionsled earlier. I know people say that every grade is a bit harder than the last, but this is a different story due to the things I mentioned earlier. On the second day of school in grade u, I know its weird but I got like 5 hrs of homework. And on the first day I glt like 3 hrs. I don't know why but I did. And in grade 7, if you don't listen to the teacher properly and you don't ask question it will obviously be hard (if I have to mention)

I hated seventh grade so bad. We had so much work all of the time. Projects occur weekly and having no free time or time outside makes it worse. And people wonder why kids can be overweight. Also, a few quizzes I had to take we had only had 10 minutes for them.

I’m having trouble right now 2 Fs, 2 Cs

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3 8th grade

The eighth grade is the worst! I get so confused during class. Teachers never explain anything. They think you're big now, so you should research when doing homework what THEY were supposed to teach you! My brother told me: "Enjoy the eighth grade, you never get homework! " OH OH OH! GUESS WHAT?! I GET ABOUT SIX HOURS OF HOMEWORK. Here: Religion (yes we have that): Finish three pages (questions) and read (other three pages) OKAY THAT'S EASY! LET'S GET TO THE HARD STUFF: Math: Copy everything you did about your final job in computer by hand onto paper (there were more than 15 pages) with illustrations and examples (which are pretty hard). Paper for tomorrow (it was a paper filled with exercises we weren't even taught in class! ) And copy your exam into your notebook, answer it right, and write what you got wrong and why. Foreign language (this one was pretty easy too): Write a comment about the book you read in Word and print it for your final job. History: Study everything we have ...more

Don't even get me STARTED! First of all, it is so much harder to make friends in 8th grade since everyone puts a barrier between themselves. Second of all, the homework difference is way more than 7th grade. And last of all, the teachers put so much pressure on you for going to high school next year, that it is unreal. I almost cried every night because of how much pressure you have in this grade.

I thought this year would be way easier than grade 7, but boy I was wrong! Although this year is easier for me socially and academically, it is definitely one of the most difficult years for me emotionally, because teachers put so much pressure on you and they expect so much from you as you're about to graduate to high school.

When I was in the 8th grade, EVERYONE WAS SO RUDE. Everyone was hormonal, studies were hard and everyone was rude.

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4 9th grade

Freshman year is basically every year in high school but the hardest thing for everybody is the transition because in our middle school you didn't have to do the homework and you would still pass ( I didn't do my homework at all for the last 5 months and ended up with a 3.4) and every year is the same amount of homework just that it's harder, and there are a lot more projects that you have to do

Its really hard to transition from top dog at the middle school, to a freshman target in high school. In my opinion after 9th you are used of the rules of high school and how everything works.

Loads of upperclassmen hate Freshman and its a hard transition from middle school so grades drop a ton.

Adjusting to a new enviroment it makes it hard

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5 10th grade

I would like to describe 10th grade in one word which is "horrible". I really feel pissed off in 10th because I can't have the fun which I want to. I am always burdened with homeworks in each and every subject as well as tremendous amounts of projects to finish within a limited time frame. The worst part is that the teachers can't lessen the homework for even one day. 10th grade SUCKS!

I have to spend at least five hours doing homework every night and the weekends are even worse. I had a break off from school for one week and I spent the entire break doing homework. On each day of the break I worked for at least ten hours.

I also took US History when I was in the 10th grade. Most of it wasn't too hard for me, except the parts where I had to write a paper on a specific topic. - creed99

I took biology in 10th grade and it was so hard!

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6 12th grade

This should be #1. I had several anxiety attacks during my senior year of high school. - railfan99

You have to apply for colleges which is a pain

I think 12 grade is The hardest because it is a Very hard grade because I took The test and I did not past

12th grade is definitely one of the hardest grades especially since it's the last.

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7 6th grade

The teachers start treating you like adults, which is good, but also terribly bad. They have HIGH expectations of you and if you don't meet their standards, instant grade drop. It sucks because we have to transition from elementary to middle school (for my school at least) and they don't understand how much of a struggle that is because elementary was so chill and fun, but middle school is literally a waste of energy and time.

The teachers were constantly putting me under pressure and the students thought they were so bad and crap and people were always getting bullied. It is just a testosterone grade filled with these little weirdos trying to be bad. Unsafe environment and poor teaching. The teachers were always making things harder on us and themselves which makes no since but they did.

Ugh 6th grade should at least be number 1 or 2. I got essays almost everyday for science and My friends don't like me anymore. They hang out with mean girls and sometimes they bully other kids. The meanest teacher would be the art teacher because she claims that she doesn't punish the whole class but she does! My class is so bad that she wants to give everyone a 55 (an F) even me! She even complained to the principle and she took field day from us! I hate 6th grade so much I'll be so happy when it's over in 1 month

Ya boi be trippin in 6th grade YOO

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8 5th grade

At our school in 5th grade you have to write a five paragraph essay on the importance of Hippos at the beginning of the year(I am not kidding! ) You have lots and lots of homework that take you about 3 hours to do. My sister is in 5th grade and it takes her about 3 hours to finish her homework. And you have to read 10 books during the summer going into 5th grade and going into 6th grade and they all have to be chapter books with at least 200 or more pages and my sister spent most of the summer just sitting on the couch on her phone with a pizza box and that was it. She spent the last 2 weeks of the summer reading. And in the end she only had had 5 books read by the beginning of the school year and got a D in reading so far for that.

I remember this was my least favourite year. A lot of personal things went down, and I wanted to go back to fourth grade so many times. I also got seperated from my little cousin around this time, which sucked. But I remember getting on the stage and getting my certificate which shown that I finished elementary, and it felt so good.

5th grade pretty much suck for me because I kept getting bullied and got a lot F's in math. The good news is I got a B in math on my report card.

I hate fifth grade. all it is is drama this, drama that. I had a boyfriend and now he hates me and I feel so small. I feel like the whole world is against me.

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9 3rd grade

Third grade was hard because we got drilled on our multiplication and division facts and we had to finish our test papers by 1 minute! In the end I did it! This was frustrating for me since I was used to getting all 100s 90s and 80s and I got a lot of 60s because of this! Also my teacher paid attention to every. tiny. detail. She gave me a 60 for forgetting to put a coma in four of my 1,000s! Everything else was correct! After that I checked my test papers 3 times before handing it in!

You guys are glad to not have my 3rd grade teacher She flipped desks and flips are cards for no reason I'm NOT KIDDING - YoshiApple

It was easy...although I stole $350 from a bully (who was only here for 1 term). - AlphaQ

It gets harder from third grade that's when standardized tests start

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10 4th grade

Lol, I'm 10 and in 4th grade and I don't see what you guys are complaining about. My teacher is super nice and I have a lot of friends. We also get 3 recesses per day, or 4 if we're good. The work is sort of stressful, but I have an A in English, and I'm doing 5th grade math and have a B in it. (I'm trying to get it up though.) Plus, I get tons of extra credit points just for turning my homework in early, we have a month to finish it and I can finish it in 1 to 3 days. - Flowerfriend4407

I think it is hard drama wise because if you don't hag out with someone they go and tell the teacher and the next thing you know you are in the principals office. Also because you want to act grown up but also play with toys. My teacher even said that 4th grade is the hardest education wise because you have to learn something new and like in 3rd grade you just built off of what you already learned!

I'm in fourth grade right now and it feels like I'm in hell to be honest. It feels like everything I've learnt in grade 3 was supposed to be taught in grade 1. I just wish that grade 4 teachers understood we are grade 4 and not grade 12

Grade 4 and 5 were the easiest

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The Contenders

11 1st grade

They are just learning to read. Yet they are expected to take all the things they have learned, pull them together to read, comprehend and then be able to write about it independently.

You have pretty good arguments. I find the school cutoff date to be unfair, especially in the elementary school years, considering everyone is still starting to learn to read. I am currently in 6th grade

If the expectations and the age was taken into consideration this would be much higher... if you don't have the foundation you get in 1st, you can bet middle and high will be tough, but not as rigorous as what these inexperienced 6 years are expected to do.

Not landing on the "dunce rug" in the back of the classroom was so hard!

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12 Kindergarten

Difficult because they are so young and have short attention spans, but they are also amazing kids, But if you're not a very patient person this is not the grade for you

This is the only item that should be taken off this list. Kindergarten is the easiest grade. Well for me. - EpicJake

This shouldn't be on the list but I see what is meant. If you didn't go to pre school especially, being little and knowing nothing this can be tough.

Well duh, you get pressured so much; no naptime, you start elementary school, etc. I legit had no friends in kindergarten so it was super difficult for me. - Catacorn

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13 2nd grade

NaH it's SIMPLE...! - AlphaQ

It's only simple because you're like between 5th-College years. This is when we were back in this grade, so this grade isn't meant for you. - TeamRocket747



We had to do SPELLING TESTS! it was pure torture! :(

14 13th grade

It's definitely hard to pass a grade that doesn't exist

Not existing grades were always the hardest

So hard and an unlucky number.

Super Hard. Dropped down to 1st Grade because I failed this class.

My names Jeff

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15 Preschool

! I just finished preschool and it was the hardest thing ever! I can't believe I actually survived it! Like, we literally had to sit there and play with toys all day!

Preschool can't be matched, like you have to sit down, and play with toys! Any numskull could figure out that this grade is the hardest!

This is just Nursery in England, then Reception (Kindergarten), Year 1 (First Grade) its also called infants Reception to Year 3 then Juniors which is Year 4 to Year 6.

Preschool is the hardest year ever! You have to play with toys and take naps! - 3DG20

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